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  June 19, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Physicians Feel Reform's Tight Scrutiny

Jacqueline Fellows

Thanks to healthcare reform, there are now more eyes on how doctors treat their patients and more opinions on how they should be treating them. But one physician leader says the pressure doesn't necessarily mean that doctors have to be on the defensive. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>

Physicians Rail at Recertification Requirements

Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>

Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>

Anthem, HealthCare Partners ACO Saves $4.7 Million

During a six-month period, Anthem Blue Cross and HealthCare Partners reported an 18% decrease in the length of hospital inpatient stays for patients in their southern California accountable care organization compared to patients outside the ACO. >>>

Engaging the Patient's Experience

Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>

5 Big Ideas from AHIP Conference

In a lively series of presentations at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, attendees were urged to brace for disruptive technologies, do more with data, and embrace radical change. >>>

See the Person, Not the Patient

A book written by two RNs details strategies for understanding and interacting with patients as individuals, and suggests nurse leaders can help by "giving nurses space" to do so. >>>

Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization

While there are many barriers to attaining sustainable cost reductions, hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to continue serving their communities while cutting costs. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how Firelands Regional Medical Center, Kaleida Health, and UC Davis Medical Center are introducing new programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Order Today >>>



News Headlines

GAO calls for more oversight of managed care

The Hill, June 19, 2014

Former HHS exec launches ACO for independent physicians

InformationWeek, June 19, 2014

5 states announce prescription-data collaboration

The Columbus Dispatch / Reuters, June 19, 2014

Parkland performance plan centers on measurable improvements

The Dallas Weekly, June 19, 2014

How your state rates in terms of long-term care

NPR, June 19, 2014

Insurers push back against growing cost of cancer treatments

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2014

Hospital salary initiative falls short in CA

Post-Periodical, June 18, 2014

Opinion: Why hiring more doctors to treat veterans isn't going to be easy

Forbes, June 18, 2014

US healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2014

Syracuse hospital passes follow-up inspection in wake of patient butt-slapping complaint

Syracuse.com, June 17, 2014



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